National Art Museum of China

Museum in Forbidden City & Dongcheng Central

This revamped museum has received a healthy shot of imagination and flair, with absorbing art exhibitions from across China and abroad promising doses of colour and vibrancy. Běijīng’s art-lovers have lapped up some top-notch presentations here, from the cream of Italian design to contemporary artworks from the Taipei Fine Arts Museum and exhibitions of paintings from some of China's ethnic minority groups. It's one of the capital's best galleries for 20th-century Chinese modern art.

Lifts allow for wheelchair access. There's a cafe on the ground floor. Bring your passport to gain entry.